This fall was an active month for law enforcement officials filing charges against teachers and instructors accused of predatory behavior.

Over a three-week period, five New Jersey educators were arrested in separate cases for various offenses — ranging from a dean at a private school in Newark accused of luring, to a music teacher in West Windsor accused of sharing child pornography.

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An Atlantic County teacher also has been charged with criminal sexual contact, stemming from an "inappropriate relationship" with a former student.

In 2019, New Jersey joined states with a law that criminalizes sexual conduct between teachers, school workers, bus drivers or volunteers with students older than 18 but younger than 22.

It bolsters existing law which makes it illegal for an individual with supervisory or disciplinary authority to engage in such activity with anyone younger than 18 — which has been the subject of at least a couple of NJ arrests within the past year.

NJ 'perv' teachers, coaches busted in the past three years

There have been a number of educators, coaches and private teachers facing criminal charges for sexual offenses around New Jersey, between 2022 and 2024.

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NJ teachers and educators caught in sex crime busts

Over the past several years, state lawmakers have dealt with accused child predators among ranks of teachers and educators.

The following individuals were arrested and charged in 2021 and several years earlier. Some were convicted and sentenced to prison.

Others accepted plea deals for probation and some cases were still pending.

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